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Cholesterol medication: Do we need it? Maybe not, according to one study

[WCCO-TV, November 03, 2015] If you could avoid taking medicine, would you? A new study suggests many who are taking medicine for their hearts may not actually need it.

It’s estimated around 50 percent of Americans over 40 have considered or decided to take cholesterol-lowering drugs. But a new study involving a local cardiologist suggests their chances of having a heart attack are actually minimal.

Cholesterol: It’s been a buzz word for the past few decades. Dr. Mike Miedema, a cardiologist with the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern, says it may have been blown out of proportion.

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